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Simple Idli Recipe

Simple Idli is a popular Indian Breakfast
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On :
Thursday, 22 June, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
24 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 cup - Urad Dal (soaked in water for about 4-5 hours or overnight)
  • 2 cups - White Rice (soaked in water for about 4-5 hours or overnight
  • Salt - as per taste
  • 1 - 2 tsp - Oil
  • How to Make Simple Idli:

    1. Grind the urad dal with some water to a smooth and fluffier paste using a blender.
    2. Add rice to the mix and grind further with some water.
    3. Pour into a container and let it ferment overnight or for about 8-9 hours.
    4. Make sure the container has enough room for the batter to rise.
    5. Add salt to the fermented batter and mix well
    6. Smear a couple of drops of oil on each depression of the idli stand and pour 2-3 spoons of the batter into each one of them.
    7. Steam cook the idlis in a pressure cooker for about 14-15 minutes.
    8. Make sure to remove the pressure cooker weight.
    9. Remove the stand from cooker and let cool for a minute or two.
    10. Serve it hot with coconut chutney or sambhar or any other gravy of your choice.


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